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Software Requirements

 

Minimum Software Requirements 

When purchasing a computer, it is important to consider the compatibility and ease of use with other computers. Therefore, students should be aware of the software applications considered standard at Davenport University.

These include the following: 

  • Microsoft Office 2016 or newer (Access, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher)
  • Mac users will need to have Microsoft Office Home & Student 2016 for Mac or newer.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader (latest version)
  • Java (latest version)
  • Adobe Flash (latest version)

Browsers:

Blackboard supports most primary browsers for faculty and students to access their courses. Links to the vendor sites for the browsers are included in this topic. For guaranteed up-to-date information, please visit Blackboard.com support.

Note: Davenport recommends not using Internet Explorer or Edge.

PC

  • Mozilla FireFox (latest version) (Recommended browser for Blackboard Learn)
  • Internet Explorer 11 or higher
  • Google Chrome (latest version) (Recommended browser for Blackboard Collaborate Ultra - Web Conferencing) 

Apple MAC OSX

  • Safari 11.1 or higher
  • Google Chrome (latest version)
  • Firefox (latest version) 

To ensure that your operating system and browser are compatible with Blackboard 9 please follow the links below to the Blackboard Supported OS & Browsers pages.